Kolkata Airport New Integrated Terminal

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Kolkata Airport New Integrated Terminal

The modernization and expansion of the NSCB airport will include the construction of a new terminal, extension of the second runway, taxiways amongst others.

The new terminal building will have an area of around 180,000 sq metres. 104 check-in counters, 44 immigration counters, 25 security gates, five conveyor belts and 15 aerobridges will be the other features of the airport post development along with 9 domestic bays, 3 cargo bays and 11 additional parking bays

The consultants for the modernization of this airport is a consortium of Indian firms partnering with Hong Kong’s RMJM and a Paris-based firm ADPI.

The new development project at Kolkata airport involves a great deal of modernisation and includes the construction of a new integrated terminal for international and domestic services due to an increase in passenger volume, which will give a new capacity of 16 million passengers a year.

The construction of a new two-level international terminal will have a capacity of four million passengers a year.

The project also comprises the following:

•Six new aerobridges and parking / aprons for wide-bodied aircraft such as the A380
•A new expanded integrated cargo complex
•Ten aircraft stands for domestic apron
•Two aircraft stands for cargo apron
•Facilitation building / elevated corridor to elevated railway station
•Administration building
•New maintenance hangar
•Two new car parks
•Road infrastructure upgrades
•Upgraded communication and navigation systems (CNS)
The revamped airport will then be able to handle around 20 million passengers compared to the five million it can cope with currently.

The total cost of the project was estimated at around $1.2bn, with the first phase requiring only $386m. However, the project costs have increased and now the first phase costs stand at $461m. From this total amount $310m has been set aside for the new terminal, $24m for the new runway and cargo complex and $24m for the CNS. The project received approval from the government in April 2007. Work on the expansion project was officially launched on 29 December 2008 and is scheduled to be completed by August 2011.

The airport saw the opening of a new Centre for Perishable Cargo (CPC) in September 2008. It is the first of its kind in West Bengal, India. The 742.5m² facility has a 12,000 million tons annual storage capacity. It has been constructed with an aid of INR67.5m ($1.5m) from the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA). The CPC has been under trial operations since June 2008.


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